Sunday, September 17, 2006
Punching up the Superman Franchise
Superman vs The Amazing Spiderman: This one is a no-brainer. For comic book fans in the 70s (like me) this was the holy grail of comics, the first time a character from Marvel ever met a character from DC Comics. Perhaps the greatest of all the comic book team-ups, this one would be a huge success on screen, but the red tape involved in making it happen would probably prevent it from ever seeing the light of day.
Superman vs Muhammad Ali: The world's greatest superhero vs the greatest of all time? It was a natural at the time, when Ali was known as the "black" Superman. Perhaps Will Smith can return as Ali to do this one!
Superman vs Shazam!: The Man of Steel vs The World's Mightiest Mortal. Sounds like a match Don King would drool over. True, Captain Marvel does have the cache he once did, but if done right, this could wake up a sleepy series. And both characters are from DC! That should ease things a bit.